Researcher Stories, Webinar

Catch-up – Bob & Diane Fund and visual story telling

Hosted by Adam Smith

In this webinar Gina Martin, Founder and Director of the Bob and Diane Fund, presents her work on creating this fantastic organisation and why visual story telling in dementia is important.

The power of a photograph compared to a painting comes from its ability to replicate a scene perfectly. A simple click and a scene a moment has been captured. It was Frederick Barnard who first used the old adage “A picture paints a thousand works”, and it is one I personally agree with. Reading about dementia and how is affects people is never quite as moving as seeing it, watching a carer look after someone, seeing someone at the later stages of dementia, is sad, emotional, moving and it can also inspire. It inspires researchers, people to fund charities and the public to care and take interest.

Gina has a fantastic story, that combines her own passion and years at the National Geographic, with her own personal and tragic experiences of dementia – and whilst this came from a period of sadness and loss, the work she is now doing is inspiring.

This Midday Lecture Webinar was recorded on the 9th December 2020 and is brought to you by the NIHR Dementia Researcher Website, and hosted by Adam Smith, Programme Director at the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, University College London.

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